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Crazy crust pizza

1 1/2 pounds ground beef or sausage or 1 cup thinly sliced pepperoni sausage


1 cup Pillsbury’s Best All Purpose Flour*
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or leaf oregano
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 eggs
2/3 cup milk


Meat mixture
1/4 cup chopped onion, if desired
1 can (4 oz.) well-drained mushroom stems and pieces, if desired
1 cup pizza sauce**
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Mozzarella cheese

OVEN 425°

In medium skillet, brown ground beef or sausage, seasoning to taste. (No need to brown pepperoni.) Drain well. Set aside. Lightly grease and dust with flour or cornmeal 14 or 12-inch pizza pan or 15×10-inch jelly roll pan.

Prepare Batter. No need to sift flour; measure by lightly spooning into cup and leveling off. In small bowl, combine flour, salt, Italian seasoning, pepper, eggs and milk, mixing until smooth. Pour batter into pan, tilting pan so batter covers bottom. Arrange Topping of meat, onion and well-drained mushrooms over batter.

Bake on low rack in oven at 425° for 25 to 30 minutes until pizza is deep golden brown. (Deep brown gives a crisp crust.) Remove from oven; drizzle with pizza sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Return to oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

*For use with Pillsbury’s Best Self-Rising Flour, omit salt.

Tip: For 13×9-inch pan, use 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning or leaf oregano, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, 1 egg and 2/3 cup milk for batter. Top with 3/4 pound browned ground beef or sausage or 1/2 cup thinly sliced pepperoni sausage; 2 tablespoons chopped onion, if desired; 1 can (2 oz.) well-drained mushroom stems and pieces, if desired. Prepare and bake as directed above. Top with 2/3 cup pizza sauce and 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese. Bake as directed.

**If desired, use 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce, 1 to 2 teaspoons leaf oregano and 1/4 teaspoon pepper as a substitute for the pizza sauce.

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Barbara Berg
Published 5 October, 2010 in 12:20 pm

As a bride in 1969, I made this pizza recipe for the very first time. My copy of the recipe looks just like the one above this message! My new husband (at the time) said he had never had better. Over the years, I’ve refined the sauce to suit our tastes, but the basic recipe remained the same.

Published 27 July, 2013 in 11:58 am

I remember this recipe from when I was a young bride in 1968. I made it for my husband and some of his friends and it was such a big hit, it became a standby for all the gatherings. I lost if over the years and I am so glad to see that it still is out there. Will be making it tonight. Thank you.

Joni Zychowski Minehart
Published 15 August, 2017 in 11:32 am

This was the only pizza my mom ever made when we were kids…early 1970’s. Loved it when she made it and I’d been looking for the recipe, made with ground beef, for years. So happy to have found it!

mary brandt
Published 6 May, 2019 in 5:51 pm

What kind of crust does this make. Is it cakey or crisp crust.

Elaine Mehalik
Published 6 June, 2021 in 1:28 pm

made this pizza crust when we were first married and that was 51 years ago

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